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Short Sport, March 6, 2013

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 06 March, 2013, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 06 March, 2013, 3:38am

Wade leads Heat to record 15th victory

Dwyane Wade had 32 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists and LeBron James shrugged off a sore left knee to score 20 points and grab 10 rebounds as the Miami Heat earned their club-record 15th straight NBA victory, 97-81 over the Minnesota Timberwolves. Chris Bosh added 11 points and nine rebounds, and James played 35 minutes despite being listed as a game-time decision with a twisted left knee. AP

 

O'Connor and Cooper in Wallabies showdown

Australia utility back James O'Connor will battle Quade Cooper in an unofficial audition for the Wallabies flyhalf position ahead of the British and Irish Lions tour when he starts at pivot for the Melbourne Rebels' Super Rugby match on Friday. O'Connor takes over the Rebels' chief playmaker role from fellow Wallabies back Kurtley Beale, who has a broken hand, and will go head-to-head with Queensland's Cooper. Reuters

 

South Korea launches basketball fixing probe

South Korean prosecutors say they are investigating a professional basketball coach for alleged match-fixing, following similar scandals in the nation's soccer and volleyball leagues. "The investigation is under way," a spokesman from the prosecutors' office in Uijeongbu said. The coach, whose name was not revealed, allegedly received 30 million won (HK$211,800) from a gambler about two years ago. AFP

 

French consider taking Armstrong honour

Lance Armstrong faces the prospect of losing his Legion of Honour medal after French officials said they would start an inquiry following his admission that he doped during his Tour de France wins. Armstrong was awarded the Chevalier de la Legion d'Honneur in 2005, recognising his seven consecutive Tour victories. "An inquiry will be opened to see if there is cause or not to take it away," a spokesman said. AP

 

Penguins rally to cut the Lightning down

Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin scored less than two minutes apart in the third period and the Pittsburgh Penguins rallied past the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-3. Chris Kunitz added his 12th of the season for Pittsburgh and James Neal scored an empty-net goal in the final minute as the Lightning suffered a fifth straight loss. Tampa Bay's Steven Stamkos scored twice to push his league-leading total to 17. AP

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